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Underbody protection for trialling

Discussion in 'Motorsport / Trials' started by DonB, Jul 22, 2016.

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  1. DonB

    DonB Member

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    Hi. Just started trialling in the last few months and need to replace my track rod bar (bent it on a tree stump). I have been advised that a Sumo bar is a good idea, but I have also seen the track rod guard on the Glynn Lewis site (looks pretty robust and likely to prevent any damage/distortion of the bar). Any views would be welcome before I part with my hard earned cash. DB
     
  2. Paul D

    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Sumo bars ...

    Paddocks do a 'cheap' version that appears to be identical to the Sumo named version ... in all measurements ... and they've lasted me years.

    The track rod guard can easily be made from a 4" x 2" x 3mm wall rectangular tube and a couple of welded on brackets .. ;)
     
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    300bhp/ton Well-Known Member

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    Updated steering rods are good idea for trials. And a steering guard can be handy too. Some times the guard will be an issue if you get a tree stump between it and the steering rod. But most of the time a benefit.

    Rock slider/sill bars are worthwhile too. Not much else needed under body tbh.
     
  4. DonB

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    Thanks 300bhp - We have a steering guards and rock sliders, so the upgraded steering rod is the next step.
     
  5. DonB

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    Thanks for the advice Paul - We have gone for an uprated track rod in the first instance. If we manage to bend that, then we know that we can have a guard made up as you describe.
     
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    Don B who are you trialling with??
     
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